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Old 03-13-2012, 07:54 PM
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I learned about this block yesterday at my quilt guild meeting. It is in the most recent issue of Quilt magazine, I believe. I made these two blocks last night. The original is 10" sq., which is pretty large for me, so I made one half that size also. I don't think I can get it smaller, though, because of the many layers of cloth, but I might give it a try!

The folded and sewn 3D parts of the pinwheel look just like a recent post of a baby quilt, something about Surprise. If I can find it again quickly enough, I may edit it in here. Anyway, hope you like looking at my blocks.

Here is a link to that baby quilt I remembered:

Surprise! Baby Quilt
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They are awesome! Boy I'll say they are 3D terrific work!!!!
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can you share the pattern? They are wonderful blocks. Great job. Love the fabric combo.
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your blocks turned out well. cute choice of fabrics
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Great block!!!!!
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The blocks look great! Great fabric choices!
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can you share the pattern? They are wonderful blocks. Great job. Love the fabric combo.
It is one of of those patterns which make you smile while you are doing it. Great fun! We had a lovely tutorial by tooMuch Fabric on the board last year if you want to try the link below. Have fun with this one.

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Love it! Colors are a great combo!
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Leslie, I love your 3D pinwheel, well I love all pinwheels. Can you explain how you get that little border in the center of the blade? The Surprise quilt is really cute but doesn't explain how to make that block.
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Default PDF for the 3D pinwheel block

Hey ladies! Thanks for the compliments! I found a free pdf on the magazine's website (quiltmag.com) which explains how to make the 3D block. I has pics, which are very helpful. I'm going to try to attach it.

Sammygirlqt, that line of color comes from making the prairie point from two pieces of fabric and folding it in a certain way.

Hope the pdf helps!
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